Mummy Found Inside 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue26 February, 2015 at 11:05 | Posted in beyond science, Science | 1 Comment
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A Buddha statue dating back to the 11th or 12th century was examined by CT scan and endoscopy in the Netherlands late last year, revealing that it encapsulated the mummified remains of the Buddhist Master Liuquan. It is believed in some Buddhist traditions that the bodies of masters may remain relatively untouched by the decay of ordinary people, as the masters have attained a higher state of being.
The examinations were conducted at the Meander Medical Centre in Amersfoort by the Drents Museum, where the statue was on display. In place of some of the internal organs, researchers found papers marked with ancient Chinese script among other rotted material.